2 weeks 6 days ago
“Times gone by and never brought to mind
Should old acquaintance be forgot and days of Auld Lang Syne.”
“Times Gone By” is somewhat of a melancholy melody, as it serves to remind us of the year and years gone by in our lives.
I suppose I get somewhat overemotional on each New Year as I experience...
3 weeks 6 days ago
Please, please for all that is righteous, do not bring a “weighing machine” anywhere close to me for the next few months.
I cannot even make myself say “scale.” I don’t know about you but I have eaten any and everything that was not running or walking away from me for the past two weeks. Actually I...
5 weeks 12 hours ago
“Is there really a Santa Claus?” Thankfully I have not been asked this question but once in my entire wonderful life as a Mama. At that time I convinced my son if he ever wanted Santa to bring another gift, he would not only believe himself but convince his brother and sister, that there is definitely a Santa Claus...
5 weeks 1 day ago
We have been invaded by elves.
They are dressed in red body suits with red Santa hats, and they have the most mischievous faces imaginable. With these little impish faces, they always seem to be so innocent while carrying out their naughtiness.
At least one of these relocated elves lives in each of my children’s homes. In one...
6 weeks 6 days ago
Well, it is that time of year when I do not pay close attention to anything other than the plans in my head of trying to concoct feasible ideas of what I will purchase for ten little boys with 13 years difference from the oldest to the youngest.
Some are so close in age that the gifts should be the same, or we have one wishing he had...
7 weeks 6 days ago
Well, we all sat down to turkey and ham with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day.
As we talked around our tables of 20 adults, three teenagers, and seven younger boys, we all expressed what we were thankful for this year as well as years passed.
Of course, the older family members were grateful for health, peace of mind,...
9 weeks 7 hours ago
Yes, it is that time of year once again when we all begin to envision our Thanksgiving tables.
The turkey dishes will need to be run through the dishwasher; the Gorham silver will need to be dipped and polished; the crystal serving dishes need to be sparkling clean. I will press all of the real cloth napkins, those embossed with a...
9 weeks 8 hours ago
Although some people are cat people, some are dog people, and some are even snake people, I prefer dogs.
There is someone in my family who is definitely a dog person, and her family readily agrees on this matter of preference. They have five dogs that co-exist with their family of four people. The dogs range in size from three...
10 weeks 6 days ago
A few of us were talking about the job market the other day. It seems like even with so many people out of work, I see want ads in several places, even here in our town.
I have heard some say, “I’m too educated to work here or there.” Minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. If you were making nothing per hour, that would be $7...